6 Amazing Small-Space Decorating Ideas
Convinced you don't have room for a home office? This handsome hideaway desk begs to differ. Reserved console by day, full-fledged workstation at night, Kincaid Furniture's stately pine piece opens to reveal divided cubbies, a versatile ledge, and the perfect perch for a laptop. Simply fold in the top and front panels to clock out come quitting time.
Bright idea: Use wood glue to attach a handy corkboard inside the desk's top panel.
(Desk, $1,050; kincaidfurniture.com for stores. Lamp, $29; pbteen.com. Fox bowl, $12.99; target.com)
Reclaim Your Counter Space
The secret to maximizing a kitchen's potential? Think vertically to free up cabinets and countertops.
Utensil rack: Liberate spatulas and measuring spoons from jumbled drawers by clamping this clever poplar "tree" onto an island or counter. ($125; layerxlayer.com)
Tablet easel: A single iPad grants you access to more recipes than an entire library of cookbooks. And Peg and Awl's easy-to-mount easel, handcrafted from reclaimed oak, keeps that precious device off messy prep areas. ($50; pegandawlbuilt.com)
If walls could talk, they'd clamor for this industrial stainless-steel dish drainer, which houses and displays dinnerware while it dries.
($460; tse-tseusa.com for stores)
In Clear View
Who says you need mad square footage to indulge the mad-collecter trend? The glass-topped beauty, built from reclaimed wood, allows you to curate a layered tablescape—without robbing the space required for more quotidian items like books and drinks. The top drawer shows off treasured artifacts; the bottom one provides storage of a more discreet nature.
($795; ciscobrothers.com for stores)
Customized Wall Decor
Tempaper lets you design your own wallpaper. Fashion a pattern from family photos or postcards—or just buy this one, which we composed using images of our editor-in-chief's eccentric curiosities.
Bonus: The removable wallpaper is easy to peel off when you decide to "collect" something new.
($175 per roll; 20 1/2"W x 16 1/2'L; tempaperdesigns.com. Sofa, $4,350; abchome.com, 212-473-3000. Throw. $158; garnethill.com. Fern pillow, $100; oxbowdecor.com for stores. Solid pillow, $98; canvashomestore.com. Lamp, $249; restorationhardware.com)